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Suicide: A Morbid Cloud Of Facts

In a report on ‘Mortality in the United States’, published in 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states as one of its key findings that although rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death had dropped, there had been a significant increase for one cause: suicide. 1,097 more words

The Case for Circumcision

Over the past several years the Jewish custom of male circumcision, in which the foreskin of the penis is removed, has been increasingly compared to female circumcision, in which the clitoris and sometimes the labia are removed, and condemned as genital mutilation. 645 more words

The Jews

Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. 133 more words


Studying women's rights with Kristof and WuDunn

“Women hold up half the sky” -Mao Zedong

Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, spouses and sharers of a Pulitzer Prize, looked to this quote for the title of their co-authored book, Half The Sky: Turning Opportunity into Oppression for Women Worldwide. 1,282 more words

Human Rights

WHO Priorities:

Cigarette Taxes. Apparently there’s nothing more pressing going on with world health.


The 3 Aspects of a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

The World Health Organization defines health as “…a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” 557 more words


WHO pulls staff from Sierra Leone Ebola lab

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease. 603 more words